Convener of Revolution Now protests, publisher of SaharaReporters and Presidential aspirant of AAC at the 2019 elections Mr. Omoyele Sowore has just been arrested by the DSS.
Mr. Sowore was coordinating a National protest against the government of Buhari over the maladministration and insecurity in the country. He had promised to “shut down” the country on the day of the protest – which he claims would hold simultaneously across the cities of the country.
The nationwide protest is to hold on Monday, 5th August. The coordinators of the revolution now protest claim to have already gotten 21 cities in Nigeria to sign up for the protest. And the social media had been awash with video recordings by notable Nigerian musicians have come out in support of the protest.
It is believed Sowore’s arrest may be connected to his planned protest.
Sowore posted a distress tweet at exactly 1:25 am just before his phone was confiscated from him.
WHY SOWORE WAS ARRESTED
Sowore’s arrest comes amidst an increasing spate of killings of Christian clerics in the southeast and abduction of pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God by Fulani Herdsmen.
The killings and abductions also come after the killing of a daughter of a prominent Yoruba leader by suspected Fulani Herdsmen.
These latest occurrences follow the rejection of RUGA by mainly the southern regions of Nigeria.